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Brief encounter

November 14th, 2014

The world has gone Alan Turing mad with the release of The Imitation Game – a biopic of the troubled mathematician and war hero. He is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor known to many but not necessarily to all. In her review of the film, Baroness Trumpington, 92, described Mr Cumberbatch as “the chap” in the lead role, adding that he was “fantastic”.

Baroness Trumpington also served at Bletchley Park, although her memories of the man himself are small: “I only met the famous and wonderful Turing once, when I was asked to take a piece of paper to him. I think I just said: ‘Here’s this piece of paper that you need’.” Millions of modern admirers of the codebreaking hero would weep at such a lost opportunity to ask so many questions. Never meet your heroes: you’ll only disappoint yourself.

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